McQuoin Park Retirement Village recently celebrated their second birthday. And didn’t they celebrate in style… sparkling wine, delicious grazing platters, and dancing! The birthday celebration was extra special because residents missed out on celebrating the Village’s all-important first birthday together, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Residents were blown away when surprise, special guest, Kamahl sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the village. Kamahl entertained guests with some smooth tunes and a poetry recital.
The surprises didn’t stop there for residents. Village team members created a movie, showcasing special memories from the past two years, and even performed a TikTok dance routine, which was a huge hit!
More than 100 residents attended the event, in addition to team members from our Retirement Living, Home and Community and Health and Wellness teams. “It’s a great opportunity to get the whole community together to celebrate the fabulous, vital and connected community we have created over the past two years,” says Residential Manager, Vanessa McKenzie.
In addition to the birthday celebration, McQuoin Park Retirement Village has another reason to celebrate… Vanessa McKenzie was a finalist in the Retirement Village Manager of the Year category at the 2022 LASA Awards!
The award recognises an individual who strives for operational excellence across all facets of their village ensuring a happy, harmonious and successful retirement community.
McQuoin Park residents, Jill and David, are grateful Vanessa is their Village manager. “Vanessa is a very friendly and approachable person. We have had several meetings regarding personal requests and regardless of the outcomes her responses have always been courteous, polite and pleasant. Vanessa contributes to making the Village a happy place and we consider ourselves fortunate to have such a capable person as our Village Manager,” they said.
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Top image - (L-R) Vanessa McKenzie, Village Manager – Kamahl – Andrew Glover, General Manager Retirement Living.
Residents Laurie, Dudley & Bob
Residents Jennifer, Annette, Sister Betty and Frank
The McQuoin Team: Vincent Turner, Maintenance Co-ordinator, Vanessa McKenzie, Village Manager, Kaaren Vane, Administration Coordinator, Geralyn Ong, Care Advisor Home and Community and Karen Wacando, Village Manager